Saturday, December 21, 2013

Baked by Melissa Cupcakes Found in Astoria

It was so lovely outside yesterday, and therefore a perfect opportunity to take a walk around the neighborhood.  Meg and I did just that, as we walked to Astoria Park in hopes of seeing the pretty Christmas Tree they decked out last week.

On our way there, we stopped at The Candy Bar, which was a lot of fun.  It's a colorful and cheery candy store, with lots of old fashioned candy and treats for folks of all ages.  There's lots of things I recognized from my childhood including cow tales, giant gummy bears, bazooka gum, Pez and more.  It's a place that you can totally get lost in, with lots of bright colors and even an area in the back that hosts kid's birthday parties.

Meg and I took a stroll through and I noticed something unusual -
Baked by Melissa
cupcakes.  One of my favorite little treats that are now sold all over Manhattan, and even at Terminal 5 at JFK airport, I was ecstatic to see them at The Candy Bar, and asked if they're indeed what I thought. My suspicions were confirmed and then I asked about the price, which was just $.50 per cupcake or 50% cheaper than what you get them for in the city.  I don't want to hype this up too much, as I'd like to keep this our little secret, but I hope you get out to enjoy them.

The Candy Bar - 19-31 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria NY 11105
N/Q Train to Ditmars Blvd

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